Keeping siblings busy while their brother or sister is playing a sport is no easy task. Over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about how to entertain kids at their sibling’s games.
If you have more than one child, you know the need to drag another kid with you to games is a very real thing. Most would rather do literally anything else than sit for hours in the blazing hot sun, stuffy court, or ice cold rink! Whatever the sport, it’s a part of life for sports families; one sibling has games, the others must follow along.
Whatever age the brother or sister may be, the list of 12 Ways To Entertain Kids At Games that I’ve compiled below can help keep the “are we done yet?”, or “this is sooooo boring” comments, at bay.
Fill a Small Suitcase With Toys
Add blocks, books, and other knick-knacks that is reserved JUST for games. Since they are not everyday items, younger kids will consider them special and get excited about playing with them during games. Let them choose what to put in it so it’s extra fun.
Have Them Keep Score
Kids that are old enough to write may enjoy learning how to keep score. Buy a score book, and a pitch counter. Let bro or sis get involved by learning to keep their own score and watch the pitch count. Even a younger child can get in on the action with a portable hanging scoreboard, where they can easily flip the numbers to display the score for both sides. This is a great way to make them feel like they are a part of the game, and their contribution is valued.
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Do your kids get bored at their sibling’s sporting events? What ideas have you tried to keep them entertained?
Barbara is the mom behind the blog. She began writing in 2012 as the creator of Hello Life, a craft & lifestyle blog. As life evolved, and her kids became more involved in sports, she aimed to create a site that would resonate with moms like her, and in 2017 Modern Sports Mom was born. Like many of today’s mamas, she loves being creative, cooking, and fashion, and when there are a few minutes to spare, a good book. A baseball and football mom, she is fueled by her strong faith, dedication to her family, and coffee. Lots and lots of coffee! Barbara lives in California with her husband, kids, dog, and cat.